Good Candidate For LASIK

7 Basic Qualifications Of Good LASIK Candidates

1. 18 Years Of Age Or More. Have Stable Vision For At Least 1 Year, Two Is Better

The eyes must be properly developed and mature, so a good LASIK candidate must be at least 18 years or older. However, people who have reached or are close to reaching the age of 40 should consider that their vision may be affected by conditions that cannot be treated with LASIK surgery, such as presbyopia.

Good Candidate For LASIK

2. Visual Strength Must Meet FDA-approved Guidelines

Your prescription for distance vision needs to match a certain minimal strength and that prescription strength (glasses or contacts) must meet FDA-approved guidelines for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
More than – 14.00 Diopter of Myopia
More than + 6.00 Diopter of Hyperopia
More than 6.00 Diopter of Astigmatism

3. Have A Good Cornea

Needs to have sufficient corneal thickness
Pupils is not larger than 7mm in dark
The evidence of keratoconus are not candidates
Corneas can not be scarred, abnormal

4. You Should Not Be Pregnant Or Nursing

Hormonal changes can change refractive error, minimizing or reversing the effectiveness of the LASIK surgery.

5. People With Autoimmune Disorders May Not Be Good Candidates

Medical conditions with a compromised autoimmune system such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, etc that affect flap healing after LASIK surgery. Cure to these diseases in order to become a good candidate.

6. People With Eyes Disease May Not Be Good Candidates

Eye conditions such as cataracts , glaucoma , retinal detachment , dry eyes syndrome, keratoconus, ocular herpes, and diabetic retinopathy may cause additional risks or complications for LASIK. You must free of eye disease for a year or longer in order to become a good candidate.

7. You Understand The Risks Involved With LASIK And Have Realistic Expectations


Occupational, Psychological, Lifestyle Can Disqualify For LASIK Candidates

LASIK is irreversible, so Individuals whose careers demand exceptionally clear vision should exercise caution with laser vision correction because it is impossible to guarantee adequate postoperative vision. It is a good idea to check with your employer or professional society to see if there are restrictions in regards to LASIK surgery.

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Can I Have LASIK If I Had Over 40 Years Old?

Presbyopia is a normal and expected consequence of the aging process. Beginning as you approach your 40's presbyopia occurs as the protein composition of the crystalline lens changes, making it harder and less flexible. When the crystalline lens loses its ability to flex, it is no longer able to change its shape and effectively bend light rays as sharply, and the ability to focus on near objects is diminished. LASIK has no effect on your eye's focusing muscles or on the crystalline lens, so it does not correct ordinary presbyopia.